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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Starting in January 2022 through March 2020, join University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of  Extension’s Dairy Program bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm CST for the Badger Dairy Insight webinar series. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with local Extension Dairy Program Educators and UW Specialists current dairy topics. Pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
    • Jan. 11, 2022: Animal Care Starts with the Calf.
    • Jan. 25, 2022:  Diving Into Dairy Data Projects.
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Starting in January 2022 through March 2020, join University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of  Extension’s Dairy Program bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm CST for the Badger Dairy Insight webinar series. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with local Extension Dairy Program Educators and UW Specialists current dairy topics. Pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
    • Jan. 11, 2022: Animal Care Starts with the Calf.
    • Jan. 25, 2022:  Diving Into Dairy Data Projects.
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists share information on emerging dairy industry issues at the 2022 Dairy Days, scheduled at four eastern Iowa locations and one northwest Iowa location. Register online at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb92Sk03sSX2dTM.
    • Jan. 25, Elma, Howard County. 563-547-3001
    • Jan. 26 Calmar, Winneshiek County. 563-382-2949
    • Jan. 27 New Vienna, Dubuqe County. 563-583-6496
    • Feb. 1, Kalona, Washington County. 877-435-7322
    • Feb. 8, Orange City, Sioux County. 712-737-4230
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Midwest Forage Association’s Tour de Forage is set for Jan. 25-27 across Minnesota. Kris Ringwall, former director of the Livestock & Forage Centre of Excellence in Saskatoon; Brad Heins, Associate Professor at UM’s West Central Research & Outreach Center; and Rick Grant, President of the Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, NY, are the keynote speakers at Floodwood, Melrose, and Rochester, respectively.
Tour de Forage meetings:
– Tuesday, Jan. 25, Floodwood, MN (The Event Center)
–  Wednesday, Jan. 26, Melrose, MN (Melrose City Hall)
– Thursday, Jan.27, Rochester, MN (Eagles Club)
To take advantage of discounted pre-registration, which ends Jan. 17, visit midwestforage.org. On-site register is available.
 
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Start Time: 1:00 PM
End Time: 2:30 PM
Starting in January 2022 through March 2020, join University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of  Extension’s Dairy Program bi-weekly on Tuesdays from 1 to 2:30 pm CST for the Badger Dairy Insight webinar series. Take the opportunity to learn from and discuss with local Extension Dairy Program Educators and UW Specialists current dairy topics. Pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.
    • Jan. 11, 2022: Animal Care Starts with the Calf.
    • Jan. 25, 2022:  Diving Into Dairy Data Projects.
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists share information on emerging dairy industry issues at the 2022 Dairy Days, scheduled at four eastern Iowa locations and one northwest Iowa location. Register online at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb92Sk03sSX2dTM.
    • Jan. 25, Elma, Howard County. 563-547-3001
    • Jan. 26 Calmar, Winneshiek County. 563-382-2949
    • Jan. 27 New Vienna, Dubuqe County. 563-583-6496
    • Feb. 1, Kalona, Washington County. 877-435-7322
    • Feb. 8, Orange City, Sioux County. 712-737-4230
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Midwest Forage Association’s Tour de Forage is set for Jan. 25-27 across Minnesota. Kris Ringwall, former director of the Livestock & Forage Centre of Excellence in Saskatoon; Brad Heins, Associate Professor at UM’s West Central Research & Outreach Center; and Rick Grant, President of the Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, NY, are the keynote speakers at Floodwood, Melrose, and Rochester, respectively.
Tour de Forage meetings:
– Tuesday, Jan. 25, Floodwood, MN (The Event Center)
–  Wednesday, Jan. 26, Melrose, MN (Melrose City Hall)
– Thursday, Jan.27, Rochester, MN (Eagles Club)
To take advantage of discounted pre-registration, which ends Jan. 17, visit midwestforage.org. On-site register is available.
 
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Start Time: 12:30 PM
End Time: 1:30 PM
 There will be three Focus on Forage webinars in 2022. They will be held Jan. 26, Feb. 2, and Feb. 9. All webinars run from 12:30-1:30 PM. All the information can be found on the Focus on Forage flyer.
    They are part of the Farm Ready Research Webinar Series. Registration Information, as well as all the other webinars, can be found at Farm Ready Research Webinar Series – Extension (wisc.edu)
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists share information on emerging dairy industry issues at the 2022 Dairy Days, scheduled at four eastern Iowa locations and one northwest Iowa location. Register online at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb92Sk03sSX2dTM.
    • Jan. 25, Elma, Howard County. 563-547-3001
    • Jan. 26 Calmar, Winneshiek County. 563-382-2949
    • Jan. 27 New Vienna, Dubuqe County. 563-583-6496
    • Feb. 1, Kalona, Washington County. 877-435-7322
    • Feb. 8, Orange City, Sioux County. 712-737-4230
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Midwest Forage Association’s Tour de Forage is set for Jan. 25-27 across Minnesota. Kris Ringwall, former director of the Livestock & Forage Centre of Excellence in Saskatoon; Brad Heins, Associate Professor at UM’s West Central Research & Outreach Center; and Rick Grant, President of the Miner Agricultural Research Institute in Chazy, NY, are the keynote speakers at Floodwood, Melrose, and Rochester, respectively.
Tour de Forage meetings:
– Tuesday, Jan. 25, Floodwood, MN (The Event Center)
–  Wednesday, Jan. 26, Melrose, MN (Melrose City Hall)
– Thursday, Jan.27, Rochester, MN (Eagles Club)
To take advantage of discounted pre-registration, which ends Jan. 17, visit midwestforage.org. On-site register is available.
 
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists share information on emerging dairy industry issues at the 2022 Dairy Days, scheduled at four eastern Iowa locations and one northwest Iowa location. Register online at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb92Sk03sSX2dTM.
    • Jan. 25, Elma, Howard County. 563-547-3001
    • Jan. 26 Calmar, Winneshiek County. 563-382-2949
    • Jan. 27 New Vienna, Dubuqe County. 563-583-6496
    • Feb. 1, Kalona, Washington County. 877-435-7322
    • Feb. 8, Orange City, Sioux County. 712-737-4230
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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Start Time: 7:30 AM
End Time: 8:30 AM
Join University of Wisconsin-Madison Extension’s Livestock Program monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 to 8:30 pm CST for the Small Ruminant Webinar (SRW) series. There is no charge to participate in the sessions, but pre-registration is required to allow access to the session. Register online at http://go.wisc.edu/FarmReadyResearch.  
    • Jan. 11, 2022: A new year, a new ewe perspective.
    • Feb. 8, 2022: Strategic and cost-effective mineral nutrition in sheep.
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Start Time: 7:49 AM
End Time: 12:00 AM
Farm Couple Retreats will focus on communication with your partner, communication with family, relationship building, handling stress, managing personalities, problem solving, action planning, and learning about additional resources. The retreat will also include opportunities to network with other farming couples, short lecture, group activities, and partner exercises.
    Monica Kramer McConkey, Rural Mental Health Specialist with MDA will be presenting and facilitating the retreat. Emily Krekelberg, University of Minnesota Farm Safety and Health Extension Educator, Jim Salfer, University of Minnesota Extension Educator - Dairy, and Leah Bischof, Minnesota Dairy Initiative will also be presenting.
    Farm couple retreats are limited to the first 10 couples that sign up per location. All lodging, meals, refreshments, and materials are included in registration. Farm couple retreats are being supported by the Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Program award no. 2021-70035-35461 from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
    For couples interesting in learning more information or would like to register for a farm couple retreat, please contact Leah Bischof, MDI State Director, at (320) 429-0611 or leahbischof@gmail.com or visit www.mn-dairy-initiative.org/events.
    – Thief River Falls, Minnesota Jan. 21-22, 2022
    – St. Cloud, Minnesota Feb. 4-5, 2022
    – Faribault, Minnesota Feb. 11-12, 2022
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Start Time: Time to be determined
End Time: 5:00 PM
Iowa dairy producers will have the opportunity to hear Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists share information on emerging dairy industry issues at the 2022 Dairy Days, scheduled at four eastern Iowa locations and one northwest Iowa location. Register online at: https://iastate.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eb92Sk03sSX2dTM.
    • Jan. 25, Elma, Howard County. 563-547-3001
    • Jan. 26 Calmar, Winneshiek County. 563-382-2949
    • Jan. 27 New Vienna, Dubuqe County. 563-583-6496
    • Feb. 1, Kalona, Washington County. 877-435-7322
    • Feb. 8, Orange City, Sioux County. 712-737-4230
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Start Time: 6:00 PM
End Time: 9:00 PM
Annie’s Project brings women together to gain valuable insights into important matters affecting their lives, all while building a network of supportive peers. We will cover five specific risk management topics and facilitate discussions relevant to their farm business and community. Course topics will include financial reporting, human resources, legal, market risk, and production metrics.
    Each class of the course will be held on Thursday evenings for six weeks. Registrants should plan to attend all six sessions. Classes are from 6:00pm-9:00pm with a meal served at 5:30pm. Dates are Jan. 20 and 27, and Feb. 3, 10, 17 and 24. All classes will be held at the Warner Lake Park Nature Center, 143 County Road, Clearwater, MN 55320.
    To register, visit z.umn.edu/CMNAnnies or call 320-255-6169 ext. 1. Register early; space is limited. To learn more, visit anniesproject.org. If you have questions or need assistance with registration, please contact Katie Drewitz or Dana Adams at 320-255-6169.
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